About Korean

Korean is the official language of both North Korea and South Korea. The Korean language has about 78 million speakers worldwide. The writing system for Korean language is called Hangul. It is the native alphabet of Korean language. Hangul was created in 1444 under the reign of Sejong The Great. Just like Latin alphabet, Hangul has 24 consonant and vowel letters. However, what makes it difficult than Latin alphabet is that the Hangul letters are ground into blocks to indicate syllables. So a single character may contain several letters. Before the creation of Hangul, Korean writing had heavily influenced the Korean writing. A writing system called Idu, which combined Korean characters with special symbols to indicate grammatical words, has been used for centuries. Even after the creation of Hangul, a lot of people still write in Idu system or Classical Korean. However, nowadays, Korean characters almost disappeared from Korean writing. The Korean language was originally written vertically from right to left before 1980s and after that, horizontal writing from left to right become the main trend and now most texts are written horizontally.

To type Korean without installing a Korean keyboard, you can use a virtual Korean keyboard, which allows you to type Korean online by either clicking on the letters on the virtual Korean keyboard or typing directly with your own keyboards. Then you can save your typing and copy text wherever you want.

However, to type Korean using an online keyboard, you need Internet access and you have to copy and paste your Korean text every time you finish typing. So it is apparently inefficient if you need to type Korean on a regular basis. In this case, you will need to install a Korean keyboard to type quickly and conveniently. But first you need to get familiar with Korean keyboard layouts. There are mainly four Hangul keyboard layouts in use, namely, Dubeolsik, Sebeolsik 390, Sebeolsik Final and Sebeolsik Noshift. But the Dubeolsik is the most widely used keyboard layout. It is also the sole national standard of Hangul keyboard layout in South Korea ince 1969. Below is typical Dubeolsik Hangul keyboard layout.


To get familiar with the Korean keyboard layout fast, it is suggested that you buy a keyboard or a keyboard sticker of Korean, which has the Korean keyboard layout printed on it and can be placed on the surface of your existing keyboard. However, whether you want to type with a keyboard or a keyboard sticker you need to first install the Korean keyboard.

Create text-based images or logos with Korean fonts

Below is a collection of Korean fonts. The following tool will enable you to enter text in Korean, and then it will convert your text into images using different fonts, colors, sizes based on your selection. You can then save the image by right clicking on it. You may either enter Korean directly or copy from other sources and paste below.


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